Fountain Pen Restoration

Another Pepsi (Pen) Please

I first restored and discussed a Pepsi Fountain Pen back on September 7, 2009 ~ Pepsi Fountain Pen.

Here is another look at Pepsi and Pete touting the wholesome drink.

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And a collage of the previous restoration.

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This month, I discovered another of these unique late 30s pens, and it was in surprisingly good condition.  As discussed previously, these are often found with very poor clips.  In my previous post, the clip was found in such poor condition, that I simply cleaned it down to the gold plate.  Though not perfect, this pen has as good a clip as I have seen.

Further evidence that it was not used and preserved somewhere fairly secure is the sac, section and general overall color of the pen.  There was no evidence of the pen being used as the sac, section, feed and nib are void of any ink residue.

As you can see, I did take the pen apart, showing the good condition the pen is in.

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I simply inserted a size 16 clear sac, and cleaned up the barrel and cap a bit.  The nib/section/feed was clean, so I simply reinserted into the barrel with the new clear sac.

Below is the restored, or cleaned up pen, ready to write.

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Here is a photo of the new pen above the pen I restored back in 2009.  Quite a difference, and it is nice to catch a glimpse of the Pepsi Bottle.  The labeling is almost identical to the Post Card Advertisement shown above.

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In the time that I had this pen waiting to be cleaned, I ran across a bullet pencil and pen knife from around the same time period.  Not quite as clean, they do show that Pepsi was quite active in promoting their product.

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Here is a close up of the pristine “Signature 6” nib.   Gold plated, and with no tipping material to speak of, it is still a good example of the nib that originally came with this pen.

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As mentioned in my earlier post in 2009, no other soft drink maker appeared with promotional pens that I have seen as early as this one, which is probably from the late 1930s.  Speculation is that Eagle was the manufacturer, but I have not seen any advertising or documentation prove this.


March 20, 2014 Posted by | Pepsi Fountain Pen | | 2 Comments

Spors Catalog Desk Sets In 1935

I know that this is a very specific topic with no actual pens to show, but a pen friend of mine asked if I had any pre 1940s Spors Catalogs that might have Desk Sets in them. As I was photographing my 1935 catalog and its Desk Set references for him, I remembered how many comments and questions I get on various Spors pens.

For more Spors posts from years past, check out these ~

Spors Dice Pen Research – December 1, 2009

Spors Fountain Pens – Live Update – July 1, 2009

Spors Fountain Pen Advertising in 1927 – March 25, 2009

Spors Fountain Pen Entertainment Center – September 17, 2008

Made In Japan – February 13, 2008

So, in answer to John’s question and to share some of these pages – here are the various Desk Sets that were marketed by Spors in 1935…

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This Boxer Set is very interesting to me and I must admit that I have never seen one.  One of the pens is, of course, one of the trademark glass-nibbed Spors imports.

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A master marketer, Frank Spors sold not only products, but marketing ideas to his catalog subscribers~

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These are all of the sets in the 1935 catalog.  I will do a search of an earlier 1933 catalog as I locate it.

March 15, 2014 Posted by | Spors, Spors Desk Sets, Spors Fountain Pens | | 1 Comment


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